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Tester: Senate Republicans blocked care for veterans

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Montana Sen. Jon Tester in a press conference Thursday said the biggest news relevant to his committees is bad, unfortunately, with the recent rejection of a bill that would have, among other things, expanded home health care for aging and disabled veterans, expanded work for veterans' service officers, improved the VA's Caregivers Program and bolstered mental health treatment.

He said it would also help Native Americans and Alaskans, who serve in the military at a higher rate than any other minority group in the U.S., achieve homeownership through affordable loans.

However, he said, despite p...


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